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Florida resident uses DUCT TAPE and ZIPpers to get paralyzed man into bed during hurricane

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A Florida woman had to use duct tape and zip ties to secure her paralyzed husband to his bed when Hurricane Ian hit her home in Punta Gorda.

Renee Smith described the horrific measures she had to take to ensure her cancer-stricken husband, Christopher, remained safe when the hurricane devastated the state earlier this week.

While she waited out the storm under a table downstairs, bedridden Christopher – who has metastatic prostate cancer and is paralyzed from the chest – was forced to stay upstairs in his hospital bed.

The mother of one, whose daughter lives in Nashville, shared: NBC News that she did everything she could to make sure he “didn’t die” – putting pillows between him and the windows in case the wind broke through and giving him a life jacket to make sure he would “float” if the water should flood their house – before they crouched.

A Florida woman had to use duct tape and zip ties to secure her paralyzed husband to his bed when Hurricane Ian hit her home in Punta Gorda

Renee Smith has described the horrific measures she had to take to ensure her cancer-stricken husband, Christopher, stayed safe as the hurricane devastated the entire state

Renee Smith has described the horrific measures she had to take to ensure her cancer-stricken husband, Christopher, stayed safe as the hurricane devastated the entire state

Renee Smith has described the horrific measures she had to take to ensure her cancer-stricken husband, Christopher, stayed safe as the hurricane devastated the entire state

While she waited out the storm under a table downstairs, bedridden Christopher - who has metastatic prostate cancer - had to stay upstairs in his hospital bed.

While she waited out the storm under a table downstairs, bedridden Christopher – who has metastatic prostate cancer – had to stay upstairs in his hospital bed.

“Before hiding, I had to protect my husband,” she said, getting emotional. “It was terrifying.

“I took some blankets and poked some holes in them with scissors and tied them to the hospital bed and then I took a big [tarp] which had grommets and I tied them with a zipper.

She told NBC News she did everything she could to make sure he

She told NBC News she did everything she could to make sure he “didn’t die” — like putting pillows between him and the windows in case the wind broke through

“Then I put pillows and plastic bags and taped them to the top of the dresser and I put pillows between the dresser and the window because I didn’t want it to be cut to death if the window flew in, and then I did it.” put on a life jacket so that if water got in, he wouldn’t drown, but would float.

“He has metastatic prostate cancer that has spread to his spine. l [didn’t] wants him to die.’

Renee said she made a “fort” under her kitchen table with pillows and blankets and hid there for hours until the storm passed.

“I heard the chimney being ripped from the roof and coming down over my head,” she recalls.

She also said she gave him a life jacket to make sure he would

She also said she gave him a life jacket to make sure he would

She also said she gave him a life jacket to make sure he would “float” if the water flooded their house, and used duct tape and zip ties to secure him.

While suffering a broken arm, she told the outlet that she was grateful to be

While suffering a broken arm, she told the outlet that she was grateful to be “alive.” As for her husband, she added that he is fine, but “traumatized.” Destruction in her city is seen

“He’s alive — he’s traumatized, but he’s alive,” she explained, adding that she hopes his radiation treatment won’t be affected by the storm. Her city is pictured after the hurricane

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced Thursday that the tsunami-like flooding was a

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced Thursday that the tsunami-like flooding was a “once in a 500-year” event, revealing that 2.7 million people are without power.

The storm was the fifth strongest hurricane to ever hit land in the US, with wind gusts of 150 mph and 28.60 inches of rain;  so far at least 21 people have been killed by the hurricane

The storm was the fifth strongest hurricane to ever hit land in the US, with wind gusts of 150 mph and 28.60 inches of rain; so far at least 21 people have been killed by the hurricane

“I was afraid it would come through the roof and crush me, even though I was under the table.

“The rain was like a white out. During the day it became dark, it seemed like night. And then it started to rain and it was like snow. You couldn’t see through the windows.’

While suffering a broken arm, she told the outlet that she was grateful to be “alive.” As for her husband, she added that he is fine, but “traumatized.”

“He’s alive — he’s traumatized, but he’s alive,” she explained, adding that she hopes his radiation treatment won’t be affected by the storm.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced Thursday that the tsunami-like flooding was a “once in a 500-year” event, revealing that 2.7 million people across the state have been without power.

The storm was the fifth strongest hurricane to ever hit land in the US, with wind gusts of 150 mph and 28.60 inches of rain; so far, at least 21 people have been killed by the hurricane.

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